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The Word on Fire Bible (Volume III): The Pentateuch

The Word on Fire Bible (Volume III): The Pentateuch

The Pentateuch

Commentary by Bishop Robert Barron

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The Word on Fire Bible is a groundbreaking series introducing readers to the strange, colorful world of the Bible. It was designed to appeal not just to Christians, but to nonbelievers, searchers, and those with far more questions than answers. It doesn’t presume any experience with the Bible; in fact, it was created for people reading the Bible seriously for the first time, who may be unsure of what to make of its many events and characters.

Inside this volume, you’ll find the Pentateuch—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—surrounded by illuminating artwork and helpful commentary from Bishop Robert Barron, the Church Fathers, and some of the greatest saints, mystics, artists, and scholars throughout history. You’ll discover insights from Origen, Teresa of Kolkata, Thomas Merton, Jerome, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Francis de Sales, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and many other teachers in the way of the Spirit.

The translation used in The Word on Fire Bible is the New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition (NRSV-CE), which has received wide acclaim from academics and Church leaders. It stands out because of its accuracy and readability, being as literal as possible yet as free as necessary to make the meaning clear in graceful, understandable English. It’s a wonderful translation—both for those who have never read the Bible and for those who have studied it for years.

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Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-026-5
Binding: Leather
Page count: 832
Dimensions: 7.5 x 10
Language: English
Release date: May 30, 2023
Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-027-2
Binding: Hardcover
Page count: 832
Dimensions: 7.5 x 10
Language: English
Release date: May 30, 2023
Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-028-9
Binding: Paperback
Page count: 832
Dimensions: 7.5 x 10
Language: English
Release date: May 30, 2023
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About the Commentary Author

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic faith. On July 21, 2015, Pope Francis announced his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and on June 2, 2022, he appointed Bishop Barron the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Minnesota). Ordained in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Bishop Barron received a master’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.